High School Musical - April 29 - May 01, 2021

Manalpan High School Theater

  Crew Who's Who  

  • Andrew Ciraulo head shot

    Andrew Ciraulo

    Technical Director

    This is Mr. Ciraulo’s Fifth production as Tech Director and he is very grateful to once again have the opportunity to work with the talented students of the Manalapan Drama Club. First off, Mr. Ciraulo would like to congratulate everyone on an amazing performance of High School Musical! He would like to thank Ms. Colonna for working tirelessly with our wonderful actors for an amazing performance! A special thank you to Josephine Cronen and Ryan Zuidema for their amazing talents as heads of Tech; to Jess Chirdo for her paint expertise; to Steven Mongelli for his crafty work as the head of props; and to Briana Rivera for her hard work on publicity! He would also like to thank Mr. Maunez, Mr. Gerardi, the custodians, Dr. Angelozzi and the administrative staff for their time and endless support. It has been a lovely drama season filled with hard work, some technical challenges, and plenty of laughs! Break legs, folks!!

  • Joseph Gerardi head shot

    Joseph Gerardi


    Mr. Joseph Gerardi, a 2015 Manalapan High School graduate, is now a Technology teacher at Manalapan. During his time here as a student, he was the head of tech for his senior year from 2014-2015. Fast forwarding to 2021, he is now helping out with the musical for lights and sound as well as being our videographer! Mr. Gerardi is so happy to be back doing what he enjoys and wishes the cast and crew a good luck and to break a leg!

  • Ryan Zuidema head shot

    Ryan Zuidema

    (Club President/ Head of Tech/ Stagehand/ Svede)

    Ryan, is a senior and this is his sixth show since joining the drama club his freshman year. He is sad to be moving on but knows the club is in capable hands for its future and couldn’t be happier. Ryan is extremely grateful for everyone involved and appreciates all who gave their time to make this show as great as it can be. He is proud to end his time here as Head of Tech for both his junior and senior years and has had so much fun building the set and meeting new people during his time. But as the saying goes, “All good things come to an end”. He would also like to thank Ms. Colonna and Mr. Ciraulo for making everyone’s experience so enjoyable the past few years because it’s truly something he will never forget. Best wishes to the future of the Manalapan Drama Club.

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